Choosing a Celebrant

Choosing a Celebrant


Your Celebrant Should Be:

  • Skilled in helping people through emotional experiences and able to help you through planning the funeral ceremony
  • Calm and dignified in situations when emotions can run high
  • Open to any creed or belief, or none, and careful not to impose their own
  • A good listener and competent in collecting and collating information about your loved one from their family and friends
  • Able to write and deliver an accurate and meaningful eulogy
  • Able to support you to choose appropriate music, songs, poetry or readings for each part of the ceremony to reflect and celebrate the life of the person who has died
  • Competent in planning and leading the ceremony in line with the wishes of the family
  • Supportive in assisting family members or friends to contribute to the ceremony and ready to step in if emotions become overwhelming
  • Fully conversant with the elements of the ceremony and able to explain them to the family
  • Able to work amicably with funeral directors, crematorium and cemetery staff and other professionals
  • Respectful, compassionate and reverent
  • Fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover and registered with the Information Commissioners Office


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